Sometimes the information you want to retrieve does not come in the format you are used to. Some videos or audio files may not be usable with your media player. Some documents may not be opened by your document editor or your spreadsheet software.
In these cases, it is important to be able to convert material (either it is evidence, proprietary information or simply something of personal interest) to a format that "makes sense" to you.
Strathclyde Forensics uses a range of specialized tools to convert different formats of files. These fall in the following major categories: